The faculty of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine don’t understand why anti-Semitism is rampant on campus. That’s the gist of a letter that dozens of the educators sent the dean this week. They think that “diversity, equity, and inclusion” should have stopped this awful hatred, but if they’re smart, they’ll realize that DEI is designed to stoke hatred toward the Jewish people and Israel.
The UCLA faculty argue that DEI should have stopped anti-Semitism in its tracks. They write: “While the David Geffen School of Medicine has established an anti-racism curriculum and advocated the principles of the ‘Cultural North Star’, the experience of Jewish faculty and students has been vastly different.” Instead, as they write, “parts of the anti-racism curriculum apportion blame to the Jewish people for racism.” (Anti-racism is an offshoot of DEI that explicitly demands racial discrimination.)
You don’t say. In fact, anti-Semitism is engrained in DEI, because DEI is built on a foundation of Critical Race Theory. As Do No Harm senior fellow Dr. Tabia Lee (a former DEI director at a California college) has proven, DEI divides the world into “oppressors” and “oppressed,” and the Jewish people are always lumped in with the oppressors. For diehard DEI advocates, anti-Semitism isn’t a bug – it’s a feature.
The UCLA faculty urge their medical school to “reevaluate the contents of the ‘Systemic Racism and Health Equality Course’ to ensure accurate representation of our shared values.” But that’s a fool’s errand. So long as DEI reigns supreme at UCLA, anti-Semitism will be encouraged, and medical students will be indoctrinated to hate the Jewish people and Isael.
In their letter, the UCLA faculty write that “for centuries, physicians and medical schools have served as beacons of hope, justice, and compassion.” They can again, but only if institutions like UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine abandon the hateful ideology of DEI.
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